Find out the many ways in which dental crowns can restore smiles.
If you are dealing with a broken, damaged or severely discolored tooth then perhaps our North Haven, CT, family dentists Drs. Joseph & Theodore Gargano have already told you that you could benefit from getting a dental crown. A crown is a restoration that is shaped like a real tooth but is hollow, which allows it to fit over the tooth to protect the natural structure. Here are the many ways in which a dental crown can help your smile,
Preserve your natural tooth
While a tooth cannot heal itself once it’s damaged, what our North Haven, CT, cosmetic dentists can do is place a dental crown over the tooth to protect it. If you have a tooth that is weak or damaged by severe decay, years of teeth grinding or an injury one of the best ways to keep the tooth intact is to place a crown. A crown will cover the entire visible part of the tooth, protecting it from further damage.
Restore chewing and biting
It’s also important that you are able to chew food as effectively as you did before your injured or damaged tooth, which is another reason why our dental team may recommend getting a dental crown. Since a weak tooth will not be able to take on the same chewing and biting forces from the jaws, we will place a dental crown over it to restore these normal, everyday habits. Once you get used to it, a crown will make it easier to chew food and speak confidently without worrying about your tooth.
Improve your appearance
Most people don’t think about the fact that dental crowns also offer aesthetic benefits, as well. Since all crowns that you’ll get from our office are custom-made to fit your smile, this means that we will tailor the shape, size and color to fit your needs. Have a tooth that is severely discolored or misshapen? A crown can also be placed over the tooth to improve its appearance. Plus, the crown is designed to look just like real teeth so no one will be able to tell which tooth has been “crowned”.
Have questions about getting dental crowns? Want to find out if this is the best way to restore a chipped tooth or to hide serious stains? If so, call our North Haven, CT, dentists at Gargano Family Dentistry at (203) 239-2356 to schedule a consultation.